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Department TW10: Metallurgy and Materials Science
Fields:

- Physical Metallurgy
- Iron and Steelmaking
- Non-ferrous metallurgy
Actual research domains concerning materials technology:

- General physical metallurgy of steels
- Development and optimisation of steels intended for flat rolled products
- Stainless steels intended for flat rolled products
- Advanced techniques for materials characterisation (AFM, ESEM)
- Plastic deformation, recrystallisation and texture development
- Solvent extraction
- Non-ferrous casting technology and corrosion research
Specific test equipment and/or available techniques:

- Vacuum melting and casting installation
- Simulators for the application of metallic coatings (hot dip and electrolytical)
- Simulator for hot deformation
- Classical and advanced equipment for material characterisation
- Mechanical testing equipment
- Equipment for solvent extraction
- Laboratory for chemical analyses
Personnel:

- ZAP : 5 (full time) + 1 part time + 1 (emeritus)
- Dr. scientists : 3
- OAP : 5
- Ind. Ing. : 5
- Other ATP : 10
- PhD students : 16
Contact Persons:

Yvan Houbaert
Technologiepark 903
9052 ZWIJNAARDE
+32 (0)9 264 57 62
+32 (0)9 264 58 33
e-mail: Yvan.Houbaert@UGent.be
url: http://metallur.ugent.be

Emiel Wettinck
Technologiepark 903
9052 ZWIJNAARDE
+32 (0)9 264 56 67
+32 (0)9 264 56 68
e-mail: Emiel.Wettinck@UGent.be